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Voters in NM county to decide on courthouse

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Curry County voters will decide in November whether to raise taxes for a new courthouse in the eastern New Mexico county.

The ballot question will ask voters to issue up to $16.5 million from property tax increases to pay for the courthouse.

They also will vote on a quarter-cent gross receipts tax increase for capital improvement projects.

Curry County officials have said that money will be used for improvements to the existing jail and for a new two-story jail.

The gross receipts tax increase also is expected to raise about $16.5 million.

Commissioners voted Monday to put the tax increases on the ballot.

Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com

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